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End the killing of Black children by police

The time is now for America’s legislative body at the state and local levels to bring a full stop to the endless harassment and killing of Black children at the hands of the men and women in law enforcement sworn ...

The three U’s – Umoja, Ujamaa, Ujima

A few weeks ago, I received a call from a brother in northern California; his name is Terrance Amen.

CBC warns colleagues against returning to failed financial practices

A House bill designed to reverse regulation of financial services and end consumer protections is attracting the attention of a growing number of Congressional Black Caucus Members. In recent days, three CBC Members who are also Ranking Committee members have ...

Saving amazing young Grace, her Medicaid

“At a 20-week ultrasound, we learned that our baby would be born with spina bifida and face a lifetime of enormous health challenges.” At the time, Chris Glaros was a public servant in the Ohio Treasurer’s office. In his recent ...

The lie about voter fraud is the real fraud

After President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey because of, as Trump admitted, the “Russian thing,” he struck a new blow to American democracy: He created a commission on “election integrity,” stemming from his fantastical claims of voter fraud ...

Trump and environmental protection

In just the first 100 days of his presidency, President Donald Trump has shown ample disregard for environmental justice and protection.

The agenda behind pots calling kettles black

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is working to bring back the “War on Drugs,” pushing for the harshest sentences for low-level drug offenses. This from a man who some have suggested lied at his confirmation hearing and who may have ...

Know better, do better – or no better for us

The National Urban League’s 2017 State of Black America report was released May 2; it is titled, Protect our Progress and again contains the “Inequality Index.” Since 1963, the NUL has used the mantra “To be Equal” as part of ...

CFPB lawsuit seeks consumer restitution from high-cost online installment lenders

Four online lenders offering high-cost, small-dollar installment loans face a federal lawsuit alleging that the lenders collected on debts that consumers did not legally owe. Filed in late April by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the lawsuit charges online lenders ...

Flipping the Switch

What if boosting a toddler’s brainpower was as easy as turning on a light switch? In fact, “Flip the Switch” is one of the simple activities suggested by Vroom, an initiative that provides creative tools and materials to help families ...

President Donald Trump succeeds in trashing civil rights

The reviews of Donald Trump’s first 100 days have generally focused on his failures, flip-flops and follies. We’ve heard a lot about what he’s failed to achieve, but far too little about what he is intent on doing.

State of Black America: Protect our progress

“Unprecedented. It’s a word that has been used to describe the 2016 presidential campaign and election season, not to mention the nascent Trump administration. With unfinished business in the areas of racial justice, race relations and economic inequality, many anticipate ...

America’s underside: Lack of compassion, concern

The GOP is pleased; it managed to jam through a health care bill that is bound for the Senate.

Rights? What rights? The time to take a stand is now

“They had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order and altogether unfit to associate with the White race, either in social or political relations; and so far inferior that they had ‘no rights ...

National mortgage servicer sued for errors on 1.4 million mortgages

Families who have assembled the necessary financial resources to apply, qualify and purchase a home understandably value that key investment and its accompanying opportunity to build wealth. But buying the home is just the first step of securing the American ...